One of the many perks of having an exchange student is that it encourages you to go out into the city and do things that you overlook when you have been a resident for 30+ years. Tonight we ventured out with enthusiasm to see what the Bat Festival was all about (besides bats that is). Austin is home to the largest urban colony of the mexican free-tail bat with an estimated population of 1.5 million bats. We people watched, listened to each of the bands playing at either end of the bridge, visited the petting zoo and watched the bats fly out for their nightly feast.
All in all a great adventure and a nice way to wind up the 7th anniversary of my 25th birthday!
Can you tell the kids were a little tired?